Large Antique English Sussex Pottery 19th Century Glazed Jug
Of the various types of traditional English country pottery made during the 18th and 19th centuries, Sussex pottery is some of the most attractive and desirable. Sussex pottery was made at a handful of small local potteries and examples are typically made of a deep reddish-brown earthenware coated in a distinctive speckled glaze, the speckling cause by an excess of iron in the clay. Most wares were functional, being made for local rural communities.
A lovely large jug coated in a deep reddish-brown speckled glaze. There are decorative bands around the waist and neck as well as deep grooves down the length of the wide handle.
Height 26 cm (10.25 inches). From use there is surface wear to the glaze and chips to the base edge and rim. There is also a crack where the handle joins the body although it seems perfectly sound and there is no sign that the handle has ever actually been off.
Brighton Museum has a very similar large jar which has a very noticeable chunk broken out of the rim !
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